Using Zoom and Card Game to Conduct Advance Care Planning Classes: An Innovative Practice

Tharin Phenwan (Lead / Corresponding author), Thanarpan Peerawong, Wanna Jarusomboon, Ekkapop Sittiwantana, Chararinchorn Satian, Sojirat Supanitwatthana

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Background: This article demonstrates the innovative practice of using a card game to teach participants about Advance Care Planning (ACP) and palliative care in Thailand via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aims: To assess the feasibility of using online workshops to conduct sensitive topics of palliative care and death and dying.

Methods: The interactive online workshops were conducted after imposition of the COVID-19 restriction and national lockdown in Thailand between March and September 2020. The sessions were conducted via Zoom meetings and Facebook secret group. Trained facilitators plus one IT team member hosted each workshop. Participants were given an anonymous post-course evaluation with open-ended written feedback form. Content analysed was used.

Results: Eleven sessions were conducted. 103 participants joined the online classes. Participants gave an overwhelmingly positive of the workshops, emphasising on: (i) convenient; (ii) social connectedness during the lockdown; (iii) bichronous element of the activities.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages20
JournalOMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Jul 2021


  • Advance care planning
  • Advance directive
  • online learning
  • COVID-19
  • Palliative care
  • palliative care education
  • Thailand
  • Thanatology
  • Gamification
  • Death and dying
  • Experiential learning
  • death education
  • palliative care
  • experiential learning
  • gamification
  • thanatology
  • advance care planning


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